Which of These Is a “Comma”?

You might be surprised to learn that the answer is c. In addition to being one of our more familiar punctuation marks, “comma” is the common name for a species of butterfly (Polygonia c-album) found in Europe, North Africa, and Asia.

The comma is a staple in the world of punctuation. It can be overused and underused, and misplaced or missing commas can be blamed for everything from run-on sentences to fragments to just plain confusion.

Remember the famous example:

Let’s eat, Grandma!”

 sends a very different message than

“Let’s eat Grandma!”

So pay attention to commas—both the butterflies, because they’re pretty, and the punctuation. Because the life you save might just be Grandma’s.


By Kristina Kiracofe Harwood, a Senior Editor with TalentMEDIA Services.

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